Hythe Ferry which runs across Southampton Water from Hythe to Southampton is a link on the Solent Way.
The Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth Solent Way is the eastward continuation of the Bournemouth Coast Path and Christchurch Coastal Path.
Suddenly the future of Hythe Ferry is under threat with news that White Horse Ferries, which has run the service for 25 years,Â findsÂ the service to be no longer viable.
The ferry has been running since at least Tudor times. AÂ railway for foot passengers has operated on Hythe Pier,Â built in 1897, since 1909.
A Hythe Pier & Ferry Group has been formed to explore ways to maintain a service.
A petition has been launched to gauge support.